George Couros is the school principal of Forest Green School and Connections for Learning, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. The schools are from ages K-12, and he loves working with kids of all ages. He is passionate about distributed leadership within his school, and believes that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that educators meet the best needs of all children. You can learn more about George on his own blog entitled “The Principal of Change”. George founded the Connected Principals group to gather shared thoughts of school administrators that want to share best practices in education. He is someone who is passionate about all of the things that he does. George believes that we must continuously “sharpen the saw” by taking part in other pursuits, so he am actively involved as a fitness instructor with World Health Edmonton, along with being an ACAC Basketball Official with the Edmonton Basketball Officials’ Association (EBOA). He loves running and sports, and is a HUGE fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, he has two dogs now that are named after a current and former Laker (Odom and Shaq). The more well rounded we are as educators, the more our students will see us as real people that they can connect with in the classroom.
Part of the Parent Engagement Panel
Description: This panel will spearhead an open discussion on the best ways for educators to engage parents in the conversation! We will be joined by a principal, teacher, parent, and student!
Date & Times: 2:30-3:30PM PST, New York 5:30pm EST, Denver 3:30pm MST, 10:30pm GMT, Paris 11:30pm CET, Perth 6:30am Sun., Sydney 9:30am Sun., Tokyo 7:30am Sun. Click here for more time zones!
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If you missed the presentation, click here to see the archive: Coming soon!
Keynote’s Website: The Principal of Change
Presentations by George Couros:
Live Recording of the Reform Symposium Keynote, August 2010: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2010-07-30.1407.M.F6FBD429D072947133A837272C1B2A.vcr&sid=2008350